Celebs and Supermodels Are Making This Stale Fashion Staple Cool Again

Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner are leading the charge.

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Slacks Are Coming Back
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It's time to slack off — or rather, slack on. Slacks are back, baby, and we have the celeb evidence to prove that the loose-fitting pants you might have dreaded wearing years ago are well on their way to becoming this season's "It" item.

Slacks, also called trousers, and sometimes even good 'ol work pants — because people typically wore them to the office (remember that?) — are turning into one of spring and summer's hottest fashion staples. A slew of celebs, supermodels, and even royalty has been ditching their trusty jeans for the dressier staple. So much so, we might even suggest a slack shortage is on the horizon, so get a pair or two while you can.

Slacks Are Coming Back
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Slacks Are Coming Back
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The thing with slacks, which were once considered a rather stale and stuffy workwear piece, is that they're pretty comfortable. You can get them in an array of silhouettes, but most are characterized by a wide-leg cut that allows ample room for movement and air circulation (why they're a brilliant pick for the hot summer months). Bella Hadid has been playing with oversized silhouettes for a while now, and while you don't have to go quite as roomy, it's proof the pants truly come in all levels of, well, billowy.

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Slacks can look incredibly refined; it all depends on the cut and material, as well as how you style them, of course. Naomi Watts went a more dressy route with her black satin slacks and tucked-in blouse moment, which she paired with sleek black heels. Hadid, on the other hand, usually goes more street style cool with her trousers, just like she did in this head-to-toe Burberry look she teamed with sneakers and pink sunnies.

Anna October Wide-Leg Trousers

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Shop now: $474; amazon.com

River Island Side Slit Flare-Leg Pants

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Shop now: $70; nordstrom.com

Kendall Jenner is one more supermodel who's favored the billowy bottoms for a while, recently opting for a bright-green pair with a cropped tank top and a Y2K staple: platform flip-flops. Meanwhile, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, another slack fanatic, proved with a single snap that sneakers might just be the coolest footwear to wear with trousers. The sporty shoe adds a nonchalant touch, balancing out the more formal feel of the bottoms.

Slacks Are Coming Back
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All that to say, slacks are way more versatile than you think and can pretty much be worn for every event you have coming up: a dinner date, Sunday brunch, an office party, etc. Shop some of our favorite trousers below from brands like Spanx, Madewell, and Everlane.

Vince Pleat-Front Pull-On Pant

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Shop now: $345; amazon.com

Hudson Jeans High-Waist Drawstring Wide-Leg Trouser Jeans

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Shop now: $195; nordstrom.com

Everlane the Way-High Drape Pant

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Shop now: $118; everlane.com

Spanx the Perfect Pant

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Shop now: $148; spanx.com

Leset Sienna High-Rise Wide-Leg Trousers

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Shop now: $82 (Originally $280); saksoff5th.com

Madewell Harlow Wide-Leg Pants

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Shop now: $118; madewell.com

Open Edit Linen Blend Trousers

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Shop now: $69; nordstrom.com

St. John High-Rise Flare-Leg Trousers

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Shop now: $300 (Originally $895); saksoff5th.com

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